Canada Day Long Weekend and Seneca Library Catalogue Downtime (June 29)
All libraries will be closed from Saturday, June 29 until Monday, July 1, 2013 (Canada Day).
Due to IT server maintenance work, the library catalogue will be unavailable on Saturday, June 29, 2013 (long weekend). The library website and databases will be available throughout the long weekend.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Canada Statute Service and Ontario Citator Service
Dr. Franklin's Donation
New medical database: UpToDate
Seneca Libraries has begun a subscription to a new medical database from Wolters Kluwer called UpToDate (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/uptodate.html).
UpToDate provides medical staff such as nurses and caregivers with information about medical symptoms, conditions, drug interactions, and other health topics. While it is ideally meant for those on the front-lines of healthcare, it may also be useful for non-Health Sciences students such as those in General Education, Community Services, and Early Childhood Education as it includes basic health information as well. The “Patient Info” link within the product provides non-practitioners with information on topics such as Children’s Health, Diabetes, Allergies and Asthma, HIV and AIDS, and more. It is further broken down into “The Basics” (“…short (1 to 3 page) articles written in plain language. They answer the 4 or 5 most important questions a person might have about a medical problem. These articles are best for people who want a general overview”) and “Beyond The Basics” (“…articles are 5 to 10 pages long and more detailed than "The Basics". These articles are best for readers who want a lot of detailed information and who are comfortable with some technical medical terms”).
We hope that the entire Seneca community, and Nursing students and faculty in particular, will find this new information resource is a great asset in their work.
Upgraded databases from EBSCO: Humanities Source and Applied Science & Technology Source
Humanities International Index has now been replaced with Humanities Source (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/ebsco_hii.html). Whereas the former was just an index with no direct full-text, the latter provides access to over 2000 full-text periodicals. We have also upgraded Applied Science & Technology Full Text to Applied Science & Technology Source (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/AST_Wilson.html), which gives us 1500 more full-text titles than we had with the previous resource.
We hope that this additional content will serve our Liberal Arts and Applied Science and Engineering Technology students and faculty well.
Extended Study Hall Hours April 13-19
24 hour study is being offered at the Newnham and the Seneca@York Library and Computing Commons April 13-19, 2013. Valid Seneca or photo ID is required.
Good Luck with your assignments and exams!
Course textbooks in Library
A reminder to all students: Course Textbooks in Library.
The Seneca Libraries carry one copy of most course textbooks.
These textbooks are intended for quick reference and therefore cannot leave the library at any time.
This policy will be enforced throughout the semester.
For open book tests and exams, students are expected to bring with them their own copy of the textbook .
Last day to return library books - August 16, 2013
All library books must be
returned and all library fines must be settled by August 16, 2013.
Failure to settle your account may result in losing your library borrowing privileges and in withholding of your transcript.
Students registered for the semester immediately following the current one may borrow items during the break between semesters. Returning full-time students must show a copy of their timetable to the Borrower Services staff and returning part-time students must show their registration papers.
RenewalsOnline renewals prior to August 16, 2013 will extend the due date to the end of the semester, which is August 16, 2013 . If you are registered for the next semester and would like to extend the due date to later than August 16, 2013, the renewal must be done in person or through the phone.
DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index
After deliberation by Seneca Libraries' Collections Committee and after obtaining feedback from faculty, we have decided not to renew our subscription to DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index. This non-full-text database was getting low use and other databases fill the need for research in the areas of art and design much better. Please see our full list of art, design, and fashion electronic resources at http://library.senecacollege.ca/Find_Articles/DB/art.html as well as our various Subject Guides for additional sources of information: